A minor earthquake magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/04/20 / 2020-04-30 15:56:48 / April 30, 2020 @ 3:56 pm. The temblor was picked up at 11:56:48 / 11:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.6118° West, latitude 17.958° North, depth = 6 km. Unique identifier: pr2020121015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020121015. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Juncos, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km S of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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